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What’s Up with Keystone?

Just when you though it was dead – the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is back. Like an evil necro-mancer intent on destroying us all, Big Oil has teamed up with Republicans in Congress to push a bill that would allow the Senate to resurrect the project.  So Environmental Action is teaming up with the rest of the movement for a united […]

VIDEO: Taking the fight to Big Oil in Washington, D.C.

Last week, Environmental Action staffers from across the country came to Washington D.C. deliver your signatures on issues like fracking, drilling in the Arctic and subsidies to the oil industry. We also delivered some fracked up water to the American Petroleum Institute, which is pushing fracking, and tinfoil hats to Rep. John Boehner, one of Congress' most notorious deniers of […]

VIDEO: A tinfoil hat for Speaker Boehner

Environmental Action staff from across the country went to DC last week to deliver a petition you signed asking the climate-deniers in Congress to admit that global warming is real. But that's not all we delivered. As promised, we also hand-made tinfoil hats — the universal symbol for crazy conspiracy theories — and delivered those to members of Congress as […]

VIDEO: Taking the message to the White House

Environmental Action staff from across the country just went to DC to deliver the petitions you signed to President Obama on the KeystoneXL pipeline , clean cars and ending subsidies to the big oil companies.  We brought a camera too so you can check out the video of your actions at work, and share with friends and family online. […]

VIDEO: Telling off the Frackers

Environmental Action staff from across the country just went to DC to deliver a petition you signed asking Congress to ban fracking.  We didn't go alone – in addition to a dozen staff and thousands of your signatures, we brought a bottle of 'fracked up water' from a member in PA and delivered it to the front door of the […]

Ban Fracking now

Fracking — the drilling process technically known as hydraulic fracturing where water, chemicals and sand are blasted at high velocity into underground fissures to release natural gas — has been linked to contaminated drinking water, flammable tap water and even earthquakes. But politicians' interest in tackling this environmental threat is underwhelming at best.  That's because any attempt to question fracking's safety draws the ire of uber-lobbying […]

No Arctic Drilling

If it weren’t such an urgent problem, it would be ironic: Global warming, caused by the massive burning of oil, is melting the Arctic⎯exposing tundra, permafrost and forests that were previously inaccessible. And in response, the big oil companies want to move into this new frontier and…that’s right: Drill for more oil. Sadly, it’s not an ironic punch line, It’s a […]

Declare your independence from oil

By Lars Christopher Nøttaasen (Flickr: Colorful Old Oil Barrels)When you get right down to it, most of the pollution in America today comes from oil: Drilling for oil pollutes our oceans and land even when it doesn’t spill. And when it does (and it always will, as long as you drill), the effects are permanent and devastating. Burning oil — […]

President Obama announces more efficient fuel standards

Great news! As you read in our last newsletter, President Obama announced new clean car standards that will nearly double the fuel efficiency of cars in our country—from 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016 to 54.5 mpg by 2025.The new standards will help reduce pollution, free us from our dependence on oil and save us money at the pump. This […]

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline

Congratulations! President Obama has listened to your call to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, which was planned to run from Canada’s oil sands all the way to refineries in Texas.The sticking point for the Obama administration was the route through Nebraska’s Sandhills, an ecologically sensitive region. On Wednesday, the president announced that in rejecting the pipeline application, he is leaving […]

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